Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Disruptive Digital Craft
This exhibition presents two Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) architecture research projects that delve into the reimagination of digital craft in the making of our built environment. Aided by state-of-the art facilities and a multidisciplinary research ethos at SUTD, the projects mix futuristic aspirations and high technology with heuristic, iterative research. The fundamentals of materiality, pattern and process are examined through generative design, digital simulation and trial-and-error design exploration.
Biological Materials & Digital Manufacturing
A novel digital manufacturing technology is presented, inspired by the way nature fabricates using locally available resources. Spatial structures are assembled with materials that are synthesized in low-energy contexts and embedded in their ecological cycles.
Tensegrity Membrane Shells
Tensegrity membrane shells are a new, patent pending, type of structural configuration in which tension and compression forces are resolved creating a stiff, free span structure. A 1:1 prototype of a digital 3D knit membrane tensegrity shell is exhibited along with several scaled model studies.